Trapped Wind (Chest Pain) Constipation And Bloating?
Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:06 AM
I've been suffering from trapped wind for three days straight now, its been really painful (especially on Saturday) and wakes me up at night.
I am also really bloated and constipated. I'm not sure if the trapped wind is a result from constipation, or different entirely?
Has anyone else suffered from this. I've taken laxatives, fibre supplements, prune juice, smoothies, effervescent salts, linseed and flaxseed and generally just been healthy! Jogging, lots of water and juice, no fatty foods or alcohol. They haven't done much except give me mild cramping.
I'm trying to give up dairy and have been avoiding it fine, except for occasional problems with milk in unexpected places.
I'm just so tired of being ill! There is always something wrong with me! My constipation really improved after quitting gluten, but its been bad this past week.
Can anyone recommend food or other things to help constipation, bloating and my digestion in general? I'm getting really depressed about this
Thanks again everyone x
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:26 AM
I would drink lots of water to help get things moving and stick to a whole foods diet for a while. Maybe have some chicken with salt and some soft carrots. Things like that. Sometimes fruit makes things worse because it feels like it is fermenting in your guts and causes more gas and pain.
I hope you feel better soon!
Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:29 PM
For gas in the stomach peppermint is good. Peppermint Altoids work well. Also Betaine HCL. Mastic gum may help too but you need to take it for a couple weeks several times day.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:49 PM
When desperate, standing on your head or, from your knees, bend your head to the ground in a prayer-like pose... the gas seems to rise and, ahem, leave more easily... do without a spouse around to mock you... trust me.
Ibuprofin seems to help with the pain a tad... Best wishes, I know that bloat can hurt.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:06 PM
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N C Gluten Intolerant dx Feb 2012 Also Intolerant to Rice, Eggs, Nightshades.
Gluten-Free/ Grain-free/ only whole foods prepared at home since March 2012
Dairy, Soy, Chocolate free since Jan 2012 Sensitive to Corn and Mold since 1995
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:05 PM
Gluten free since May 2012 (for 5 months.. relapsed for about a month and have been gluten free again since Nov 2012)
Corn & corn syrup free since May 2012
Dairy limited since Aug 2012
Nightshades limited since Aug 2012
Fructose limited since Nov 2012
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:35 PM
Second question: How do you KNOW that the "chest pain"is "trapped wind"?
Third question: It's been a couple of weeks...how have you been doing?
Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:37 AM
Stool softeners don't work overnight like Dulcolax etc but they are gentler and the GI system doesn't seem to become as dependent on them as it does with strong stimulant-based laxatives.
I would take two with each meal until things started moving and then taper off as things would
get too loose.
Last time I was really desperate and nothing was helping I did a couple spoonfuls of coconut oil at night before bed. Castor oil is even stronger but not supposed to be so healthy to ingest - tho if the discomfort was severe enough I would use it. Lots of water of course as it's very easy to dehydrated when using any kind of laxative and as it's been pointed out numerous times here, not getting dehydrated is paramount for folks with Celiac issues.
In the end you need to figure out what is causing you to create so much gas, which is what is trapping everything in your bowel.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:25 AM
I've been running into the same thing. First nuts, then powerade, then gatorade, then other gluten-free labeled processed items.
I'm down to a very limited selection of things that seem stable and safe. From there, I try to bring things in on an individual basis so that I know they are ok.
Kind of a pain in the butt, and often leads to poisonings, but at least I know for certain if it is ok.
I keep it in a log online, so I know dates and items and a timeline, etc.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:15 PM
Peppermint tea or Fennel tea helps me as does taking activate charcoal capsuals. Also, exercise helps me. I guess it forces the gas to move around until it comes out. Nothing is a cure all, though. I just have to wait it out several days until its gone. Hope you feel better.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:13 AM
Oh, and watch the Altoid minis, they contain wheat!
Biopsy "compatible" with celiac sprue
Gluten-free December 2011, with positive dietary response
1st degree relative also with positive dietary response
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